Elephant and Castle, London, England, UK
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Lisa Maxwell (born 24 November 1963 in Elephant and Castle, London) is an English actress. She is engaged to sculptor Paul Jessup and has one child, a daughter named Beau. She trained at the Italia Conti Academy. She first acted on TV aged 11 in a schools programme A Place Like Home. In 1981 she participated in BBC TV`s A Song for Europe, as a member of the group Unity. She finished in last place with the song "For Only a Day." Her first senior role was in Remembrance (1982), and in the same year she voiced Kira in the Jim Henson film The Dark Crystal. In 1985, she won a TV vote to become a presenter on BBC2 pop music show No Limits. The other winning presenter was Jeremy Legg.
She then went on to become a presenter on a number of children`s programmes. She appeared in The Russ Abbott show in 1990 which led to her getting her own short-lived TV show, the Lisa Maxwell Show on BBC television in 1991. In 1993 she was cast as Daphne Moon in Frasier, but after disagreements with the producers, she was replaced by Jane Leeves. She currently stars as Detective Inspector Samantha Nixon in the ITV1 drama The Bill, a part she has played since 2002, however it was announced in 2009 that Maxwell has decided not to renew her contract and that her character will depart the show in an "explosive" storyline in September 09. In 2006 she was a speaker at a charity dinner in the City of London.
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Lisa Maxwell (born 24 November 1963) is an English actress and television presenter, best known for her roles in The Bill between 2002 and 2009. In 2009, Lisa joined the ITV lunchtime chat show Loose Women as a regular panellist and stayed until March 2014.
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Lisa J. Maxwell
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==Lisa Maxwell== Actress - ===Date of Birth=== 24 November 1963, Elephant and Castle, London, England, UK
===Birth Name=== Lisa J. Maxwell
===Height=== 5' 2" (1.57 m)
===Mini Bio (1)=== Born in November 1963 to working-class parents, Lisa Maxwell was raised on an East London housing estate, and as a child was encouraged by her mother to pursue her obvious talent for entertaining, enrolling at the local drama school for weekend classes. Her first big break came in the early 1980s when she fought off 3000 contenders to become co-presenter of No Limits (1985), a pioneering youth programme which featured in the BBC's early evening schedule. In years to come, she built on this success with a stint as children's presenter on Thames TV's popular "Splash", and also acted as a foil to Russ Abbot and Les Dennis, both popular comedians of their day.
===By the early 1990's,=== Lisa had been rewarded with her own weekly entertainment series, The Lisa Maxwell Show (1991) and in 1993, she tried her luck as an actress in America, although her audition for the role of Daphne in Frasier (1993) proved unsuccessful, partly due to a misunderstanding. During her time in the US, however, she did nonetheless secure roles in numerous popular series, among them Acapulco H.E.A.T. (1993) and the crime drama Murder, She Wrote (1984). Returning to Britain, she appeared in the London stage version of Grease and starred alongside Shane Richie in the popular musical, Boogie Nights. During this period, further acting roles followed, including her appearance in the BBC series, In Deep (2001). In 2002, she joined the cast of British television's longest-running police drama, The Bill (1984), portraying Acting DI Samantha Nixon, and her character remains a central figure to plot lines. Happily settled in her private life, a daughter was born to her in 1999.
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===Spouse (1)=== [[Paul Jessup]] (29 February 2012 - present) (1 child)
Was originally lined up to play Daphne in Frasier (1993), but she had major disagreements with the producers over the script and without realising it, she had lost the 'role of a lifetime' and came back to England very, very upset.
Gave birth to her daughter Beau Rose Jessup, with partner Paul Jessup, in a London hospital (13 October 1999).
Suffered two miscarriages in 2008; her first occurred in January at 5 weeks pregnant and then her second in July at 3 months pregnant.
Announced on Loose Women (1999) that she proposed to her partner Paul Jessup, having been in a relationship with him since June 1997, on the traditional Leap Year Day (29 February 2012).
Returned to work 18 months after giving birth to her daughter Beau in order to begin filming In Deep (2001).
Godfather to her daughter Beau is her "Boogie Nights" co-star Shane Richie.
===Personal Quotes (1)=== When I was eleven, I wrote to [[Jim'll Fix It]] (1975) to ask whether I could do a duet with [[Liza Minnelli]].
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